Former “View” co-host Lisa Ling stopped by the show on September 17 to celebrate 25 years on the air, and fans had a lot to say about her return.
Some fans were enthusiastic to see her on their screens as one wrote, “#LisaLing always a class act. So nice to see her back on the show for a visit. #TheView” Another fan wanted her back full-time, adding, “I need the beautiful and intelligent #LisaLing back on #theview.” One wrote, “The BEST SHOW! Lisa Ling brought excitement to the conversations! Hire her!” However, not everyone was thrilled to see Ling back at the “Hot Topics” table as one penned, “She tried to hog the conversation. Don’t think the ladies liked that.” Another wrote, “H**l no let Lisa Ling stay gone.#TheView”
Although Ling claims she left “The View” for other opportunities, there are rumors she got fired from the show, according to Ramin Setoodah, author of “Ladies Who Punch: “The Explosive Inside Story of The View.” He told Salon in April 2019, “One of the things I uncovered in my reporting was that Lisa was actually fired from the show. As viewers, we all believed Lisa wanted to leave the show and move on to other reporting. But, they felt the numbers weren’t rising with Lisa at the table. … There was an increasing need for tension and drama.
Ling seems to be grateful for her time on the program, regardless of how she leaves.